IO mensuelle Janvier 2022 Antenne Landes

Organized by Romain Thiébaut

Date & hour

Sunday 01/30/2022


Avenue des Bourdaines, 40510, Le Penon, Seignosse, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 396Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

596Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

227Plastic bottle caps

100Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

78Lollipop sticks

4Plastic bottles ≤ 0,5 L

4Cigarette lighters

3Tobacco products with filters

3Shotgun cartridges



Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants20
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 100 à 200m
Number of bags filled4
Do you visit this place often?Non
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?Non
In your opinion, has the beach been cleaned (presence of beach cleaning machine tracks or beach cleaned regularly) over the two weeks preceding the clean-up?Non
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Non
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?Non
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears?Oui
Have you observed on the top of the beach some big densities of industrial plastic pellets (sign of an ancient accumulation linked to spring tides)?Oui
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?10 - 100
Avez-vous observé dans les laisses de mer des quantités importantes de granulés plastiques industriels ?Oui
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?10 - 100
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparent, Blanc, Rouge
Are you aware of any event in the area that could cause a higher presence of litter (community or private parties, unusual weather conditions, beach parties, etc.)?Non
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the seaNon
- Near a major shipping areaNon
- Near a tourist areaOui
- Near a townOui
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités nautiques
Please specifysurf, paddle, canoë, kayak, planche à voile
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters3
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl4
Plastic bottle caps227
Lollipop sticks78
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs596
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators1
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm1396
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.100
Shotgun cartridges3
Cigarette lighters4
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces1
Bottle caps1
Pieces of iron or scrap iron2

Filter medias



People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up